Breastfeeding

PURPOSE

  • In this one night, two hour long class, participants will:
    • understand the pros/cons of breastfeeding
    • advantages include: positive health effects, cheaper, mom recovers faster, reduced chance of cancer
    • components of milk; colostrums, mature milk, foremilk, hindmilk
    • helpful hints- nipple care, relaxation, calming/alerting techniques, and latch-on
    • facts to remember: duration of breastfeeding and amount to feed baby
    • recognize the different nursing patterns and identify problems as they are occurring
    • possible problems: plugged ducts & how to handle and mastitis & symptoms
    • how to store breast milk
    • demonstrate the proper nursing position
    • understand prevention and management of sore nipples, engorgement, and decreased milk supply
    • be aware of emotional, physical, and sexual aspects of breastfeeding

The more you nurse the more milk you will produce!